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La Taverna

Via delle Streghe, 8 | Centro Storico, 06123 Perugia, Italy
+ 39 075 5724128
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Ranked #2 of 729 restaurants in Perugia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $77
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International, Pasta, Wine Bar, Chowder, Family Fare
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Tavoli all'aperto in piazzetta.
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91% Recommend
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is Perugia's finest restaurant, it has no rivals in service, menu or the quality of the dishes prepared - meaning that it is also Perugia's costliest, but that doesn't matter when you seek excellence! Claudio, the chef-owner, hovers over the dining room, stopping here and there to chat with his guests and regale them with stories. En fin, celebrating... More

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Perugia, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm not sure about cost because we were invited as guests but from the menù the prices were not exaggerated considering the quality of the food. I did think the service could been a little more friendly although the waitress who served the wine was pleasant. The menù was only presented in Italian which was surprising and potentially off putting... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We saw the restaurant in Frommer's online and decided to give it a try. We wrote an email to book the restaurant and got an immediate and attentive response. The Chef was charming, came to greet us at the entrance and gave us a good table. I had the ravioli with tartufo and my boyfriend the veal, both really good.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Simply excellent, food and service to die for, the staff is super friendly and the decor is very Italian and classy. Priced to please.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

La Taverna is absolutely the best restaurant that we have experienced in our many visits to Italy. Master Chef/Owner Claudio attends to every detail, including trips to the green grocer every morning to carefully select produce. Virtually every dish we have ever tried from lentil soup (a house specialty we highly recommend) to salmon excels in taste, preparation, and presentation.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This restaurant has two big things going for it right off the bat--it is open on Sunday evenings and it is open in the winter--not a lot of choices right now. Beyond that, it is a beautiful space with good service and good food. I didn't think it was as fantastic as some of the other reviewers, but better than... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I've been eating at La Taverna for at least six years on my annual visits to Perugia (La Taverna is one of the main reasons I make annual visits to Perugia). The food is superb--the succulent, falling off the bone pork shank, the "caramell" in gorgonzola sauce, and I could go on and on. I've eaten all over Italy and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Ten days traveling through Italy with my family and our dinner at La Taverna was the best, hands-down. Incredibly warm environment, welcoming staff and, of course, phenomenal food. The staff is happy to provide service in Italian or English and quick to offer a wonderful recommendation for any taste. I'd recommend the black or lamb medallions both complete with fresh... More

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Vienna, Austria
18 reviews 18 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had no reservation when entering for dinner, the reception was not the most welcoming, but we were offered a table, prosecco and some raw vegetables - however no bread - with olive oil appeared immediately, without having us ordered it. I am not complaining, though, starting an evening with something sparkling is never a bad idea. The staff's attitude... More

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Rome, Italy
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I was in Perugia for a night with friends and this restaurant was recommended by people we met there. I am so glad we took their advice and that they knew their stuff. The owner and the staff were lovely, attentive and professional and made our experience that much better. We didn't have a reservation and showed up at prime... More

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